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Windows 7: help! website has altered our monitor settings!

29 Dec 2009   #1
msongs

 
 
help! website has altered our monitor settings!

clicked a link on DPreview and our monitor settings were changed by the linked site with the message that it would not display properly at our setting and needed to be changed! Linked site seems to be legit in other ways tho.

don't know exactly what changes were made from a techincal point of view other than aero seems to be minimized. but it kinda made a big change from a visual viewpoint that was noticeable.

any way to change back to how it was?

thanks

Msongs


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29 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msongs View Post
clicked a link on DPreview and our monitor settings were changed by the linked site with the message that it would not display properly at our setting and needed to be changed! Linked site seems to be legit in other ways tho.

don't know exactly what changes were made from a techincal point of view other than aero seems to be minimized. but it kinda made a big change from a visual viewpoint that was noticeable.

any way to change back to how it was?

thanks

Msongs
Do a virus Scan and then change the resolution of the monitor. Probably only the resolution was changed. I would give the virus scan top priority. You can change resolution from the control panel from the display option
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29 Dec 2009   #3
madtownidiot

 

just right click anywhere on your desktop that doesn't contain a shortcut and you can adjust the screen resolution. To reset the visual settings you click windows key> type "system" into the search bar > click system from the top of the list under control panel > advanced system settings > performance settings button, which brings up the visual effects. Default is the first option.. let window decide... hope that helps
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29 Dec 2009   #4
Ray95

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Try clicking the "Auto" button or whatever is similar on your monitor, see if that helps.
That is if, its monitor settings only


-Ray95
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29 Dec 2009   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msongs View Post
clicked a link on DPreview and our monitor settings were changed by the linked site with the message that it would not display properly at our setting and needed to be changed! Linked site seems to be legit in other ways tho.

don't know exactly what changes were made from a techincal point of view other than aero seems to be minimized. but it kinda made a big change from a visual viewpoint that was noticeable.

any way to change back to how it was?

thanks

Msongs
Use System Restore to go back to before the change was made. Almost always the best solution.
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29 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker

 

I don't see how a website can change your monitor unless it somehow changed the Internet Explorer Zoom or Text Size on the Page tab. Check and adjust those.

Did it trick you into clicking anything when it prompted changing the screen settings? Then I would be very concerned that it has infected your system.

Check anyway by downloading and installing Avast free home and accepting the (deepest possible) boot scan it offers at install.

Then download and install Spybot S&D, update and run in Safe mode. This gives you a clean bill of health.

Avast is a keeper, best AV by far with no system impact. Spybot is great to have in your toolbox.
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29 Dec 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Thanks for reminding him greg. That was the first thing that I mentioned and seemed to be overlooked
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29 Dec 2009   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I would definitely look for the cause, rather than running a System Restore, so that if it happens again, I would know where to look for the problem/solution...especially, if I intended to ever revisit that website. Chances are, I wouldn't.
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29 Dec 2009   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I would definitely look for the cause, rather than running a System Restore, so that if it happens again, I would know where to look for the problem/solution...especially, if I intended to ever revisit that website. Chances are, I wouldn't.

Probably the best advice, so far.
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29 Dec 2009   #10
MyWin7

 

If the OP is using a Microsoft browser then ActiveX could do that - however, I am not on the very latest in the scene!
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